More than 40 years experience in communications, including serving as a newspaper reporter, newspaper editor, magazine publisher and editor, public relations counselor and entrepreneur. In addition to serving as an account executive for several advertising and public relations firms, he later became executive vice president of a regional PR firm. He started Smith & Associates (now operating as S&A Cherokee, one of the oldest continuously operating PR firms in the Triangle) in 1982 and has overseen its growth and expansion since that time. Through conferences and a B2B publication he began in 1990, is recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on the late-model, pre-owned automotive industry.
North Carolina Wesleyan University
A history buff, owns a book published by 8th Congress (1803) on its activities and signed by Jesse Franklin, President Pro Tempore from North Carolina.
Submitted by suestock on 01/14/2010 - 12:18
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